Every year my little group of sewing friends meets for dinner at a local restaurant where we give a quilt as a gift to each other. The first year we drew names but now we just have a rotation. We each make one quilt, usually wall hanging size, to give. Through the years we have had friends come and go. Usually they moved away or their lives became busy. We now have a solid 6 who participate every year and have from the beginning. Here are some photos, although not good ones, of this year. I am missing photos of 3 quilts - sorry.
I received these two this year from Linda. I made her a mini "Omigosh" quilt so I think that is why she felt she needed to make two. I love them!
Below are some photos of quilts I have received from my Priceless Quilter's group through the years. We have done this for over ten years. It is a lovely tradition of the love of friends.
The one on the right in the photo below was a Christmas gift. The one on the left is a little quilt I won.
Below are some I have made in Christmas' past for my Priceless friends.
I have about 1/4 of Part 1 done (green, pink, black units)
I have 1/2 of Part 2 done (pink, black, white units)
I just got started on Part 3 (blue, black, white units)
Yes, I started about two weeks behind but am slowly getting caught up. I can't wait to see what all of these units will turn into.
Mystery Family Round Robin
My family started doing a round robin two years ago. The group includes Mom, me, my two sisters, and my two sister-in-laws. It is so fun that we all quilt! We are on our third round.
The first round: We all selected our own pattern and fabric. We cut it all out and passed to each other each month with a regular rotation. Those who planned well and sewed some on their own at home ended up with a queen sized finished quilt. One rule we have is to sew the blocks together as we go so it comes back to us finished minus our own row/column.
The second round: We drew names and planned a quilt for the person's name we drew. Mom had given us all fabric for Christmas so we all just put the fabric in for our "designer" to use. We all had to add fabrics to what we got for Christmas so we all ended up with a queen sized quilt top when we finished.
The third round: We drew names again and all started with the exact same fat quarter bundle. We all added fabric to it of our choice trying to find something the quilt owner would love. Here are some pieces of the one I am working on now. I can't do a full reveal until February.
Quilter's Garden Mystery
I have been working on the new row for January. Here is a sneak peak which does not give you any real clues at all.
I also have half of the horse quilt bound - yay! It was a productive Monday!
Yes, I some how got it all quilted after an hour here and an hour there and then an all day Saturday. I am SO HAPPY!! It still needs bound which I do by hand, but I love to sit with a blanket and relax as I stitch it down.